Event Type:

Lonseth Lecture

Date/Time:

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 08:00

Location:

LaSells Stewart Center

Guest Speaker:

Institution:

University of Tennessee, A.M.S.

Abstract:

The Cantor set exhibits captivating and, occasionally, bizarre phenomena in diverse branches of mathematics. And it is a fundamentally important object -- anyone who completely understands the Cantor set is assured of mathematical success. This talk will describe some beguiling Cantor set properties and will conclude with several questions about it which the speaker wishes someone would/could answer.